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Please log all incidents and accidents in FlySafe1) - this helps us take action to improve safety.

FlySafe is available here: FlySafe Incident and Accident Logging

There is a user guide here:

A list of some of the previous incidents recorded and what to do to avoid the same thing happening to you is available here.

Managing Flying Risk

Lots of guidance and advice provided by the BGA: Managing Flying Risk

See also Pilot Currency & Currency Barometer


The dominant hazard, potentially fatal for the tug pilot, is a vertical tug upset initiated by the glider pilot moving up too quickly from a (safe) low position and inadvertently accelerating upwards and tipping the tug nose steeply down, or by the glider pilot turning at release height without having confirmed visually that the rope has separated.

Fly the glider and stay focused on the tug

Club policy is that we hold the release until at least 1000 feet AGL. Keeping our hand close to the release is not good enough in the turbulence we often experience at Aboyne.

The Scottish Gliding Centre (Portmoak) developed FlySafe, an accident and incident reporting system, which is available for other clubs to use.
hs/safety.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/27 11:57 by tim